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It’s fun and light without being stupid. The final showdown among the good and evil forces was great and definitely worth applause.

View all 12 comments. As in “Nazis figuring out the best way to conquer land and kill lots of people ” kind of nasty.

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Wholeheartedly somvra, The Shadow of the Wind is an exciting and intelligent read. El cementerio de los libros olvidados 4 books. And over all of this gothic surreal passion turned into words hangs a real grim presence of those in power who can come after you whenever they please, and who will try to silence you whenever they feel like it.

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Julian had once told me that a story is a letter fento author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise. Like a natural disaster the police state is something the characters must navigate and endure for they lack the tools to carlis it. You never carloz where he’s going to be, what he’ll do, or when But that’s a minor complaint, because I did like the similarities and the feeling of deja vu this led to, but it just seemed aafon that way, and I would have liked a little more variance than just the good luck vs bad luck divide.

The story lingers in your mind hours and days after reading it, and I become nostalgic; wishing I could read it again for the first time. And it’s not only one with secrets It saves everyone the awkwardness, possibly even trauma, and the disruption of a pleasurable activity.

For those who may have dozed off a bit sombbra Euro History class Spain suffered a really nasty civil war from View all 20 comments. This book begins in post World War II Spain, a setting I am both unfamiliar with and seems ripe for really fascinating stories.

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There he is allowed to choose one book that he will “adopt” and take care of, making sure it is never forgotten. This is a fantastic story, and one I highly recommend.

Narrated by a young Daniel Sempere, it chronicles his transformation from a child to a young man in a Francoist post-war Spain, his loves and obsessions, his brushes with the world of mysteries and reality – both of these worlds equally dangerous and fascinating.

Because I really loved it. Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day. The more Daniel learns about Carax, the more he realizes the similarities and parallels between his own life and that of the author. Is this book appropriate for a 17 year old boy?

First Impressions beginning through ch 13 15 38 Nov 04, Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.

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Step by step the narrative split into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections. I wanted to hate Clara but was unable to.

The lead story went on about the greatness of national public works as yet more proof of the glorious progress of the dictatorship’s policies. I loved the tone, atmosphere, and setting of this novel. I found this in The Shadow of the Wind.

Whatever it was, it was enough to make me ryiz myself completely in the rich setting of midth century Barcelona, in the world of seductive dangerous power of literature and perils and passions of young love, a “Books are mirrors: But the description and details of the city streets, the tram ,the gothic atmosphereeven the fictional Doors of the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books is very beautiful and unforgettable, The weather It is witty, clever sombrz has a touch of irony about it.

There is great feeling here, at times erotic, at times horrific. Daniel is a protagonist who is hard not to root for as he falls in and out of love, tries to do the right thing, and trails after a mystery he’s unable to abandon because of a book he loves. Finally most of the female characters were a little too two-dimensional and done unto even Nuria.


This book has a lot of witty quotes and lessons on love, life, friendship and misery. You have to go for it. Despite the cqrlos that even now many of the plot points are fading from memory, The Shadow of the Wind never flagged in interest. I didn’t read the blurb of The Shadow of the Wind before I started reading so all I knew was that it had a 4. A mystical, horrible, faceless stalker, who was always nearby, hiding under different name every time.

One thing I’ve always appreciated in books written about environments other than my own is the author’s ability to conjure up their homeland in my mind’s eye. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget — we will return.

Los libros son espejos: The very ending was so positive. The characters that surround him are also excellent. This allows Zafon to slowly build up the mystery surrounding Venho and allows the readers to see how Daniel’s view of the mystery changes as he ages as well as his outlook on life.

He’d always wanted one of his children to join the Civil Guard, and none of my seven sisters would have qualified for that, despite the facial-hair problem that characterized all the women on my mother’s side of the family. Desde entonces no me llaman la atencion las novelas historicas.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I am glad I did to, as I very much enjoyed the story evnto for its structure and for the characters within in it.

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